London 2012 Olympic Games Destinations

London 2012 Olympic Games Destinations

This will actually be the third time the games has been held in London. The first time was in 1908, when the games had officially been scheduled for Rome, but with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius this was not a safe venue and London was the reserve choice.

3 Ways to Use An Atlas

3 Ways to Use An Atlas

Named for the mythological god who holds the world on his shoulder and staggers under the weight, an atlas is a collection of maps and cartographic information regarding a particular area of land or sea. An atlas can contain maps of a particular city, state, country or even planet.

3 Ways to Use An Atlas

3 Ways to Use An Atlas

Named for the mythological god who holds the world on his shoulder and staggers under the weight, an atlas is a collection of maps and cartographic information regarding a particular area of land or sea. An atlas can contain maps of a particular city, state, country or even planet.

How are Maps Used Today?

Ever since the invention of GPS, people have relied on those little computer screens to get where they need to go. That is fine for finding a local address, but it does a great disservice to anyone who likes to travel around the United States.

What is a Political Map?

What is a Political Map?

The first map that most children encounter, other than the treasure maps of pirate stories, is likely to be a political map, though most will never hear that phrase associated with the object in front of them.

Where is the Ohio Valley?

Ohio Valley

The Ohio Valley usually refers to the Ohio River Valley or that area that surrounds the legendary river. Some people will use the shorthand of the Ohio Valley to refer specifically to the upper part of the Ohio River Valley rather than the entire course of the River.

How Many Tectonic Plates are There in the World?

Tectonic Plates

Following the devastating earthquake in Japan, many people were made aware of the importance of tectonic plates and the role that they play in causing earthquakes. A good earth’s tectonic plates map will outline the seven primary tectonic plates, but it may not show the entire picture.